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Bobby Short of Princeton sentenced as part of Bluefield Pill Initiative

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Bobby Short, Jr. was sentenced to 15 months in prison for dealing prescription pills. Bobby Short, Jr. was sentenced to 15 months in prison for dealing prescription pills.
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) -

A Princeton man convicted in a crackdown on prescription drug trafficking will spend more than year in prison.
    
Bobby Michael Short Jr. pleaded guilty last November to drug distribution charges. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bluefield to 15 months in prison.
    
Prosecutors say Short and two co-defendants sold hydromorphone pills to a confidential informant in and around Mercer County. Hydromorphone is a prescription painkiller.
    
The charges stemmed from the Bluefield Pill Initiative. Launched in 2011, it targets prescription drug trafficking in Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties.

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